Trained by reading hundreds of submissions, editors and literary agents often make their read/not-read decision on the first page. In a customarily formatted book manuscript with chapters starting about 1/3 of the way down the page (double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-point type), the first page has 16 or 17 lines. The challenge: does this narrative compel [...]
After a couple months of simply calling our favorite creature on the planet "the cub," San Francisco Zoo's furry little bundle of joy finally got a proper name. Behold: Jillian the three-month-old Sumatran tiger cub. [ more › ]
William is seeking: "In fiction, I’m looking for strong voices that have the authority to draw me into a different world—even if that just means a fresh perspective on the world we live in day to day. I like novels of many differentShow More Summary
Do you happen to live anywhere near Lexington, KY or Clarksville, TN? If so, there are some great (and affordable) writing events coming up in June 2013 that feature literary agents in attendance taking pitches. I have the honor of teaching at both events and look forward to meeting writers at both. Show More Summary
“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Tiffany Hawk, author of LOVE ME ANYWAY. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Some...Show More Summary
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This installment features Rachael Dugas of Talcott Notch Literary Services, LLC. After graduating from Ithaca College with a BA in English and minors in writing and theater, she completed a six-month internship with Sourcebooks before joining Talcott Notch. Show More Summary
Because the weather is nice outside and you're feeling good about the world, here's a bit of depressing news to give you perspective: Harper Lee is suing to regain the copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird from her literary agent: The lawsuit...Show More Summary
Harper Lee is suing her former literary agent over the fact he is continuing to collect royalties on "To Kill A Mockingbird" after scheming to steal the copyright away from her.
This morning’s post about the Washington Post winning a Pulitzer for its Watergate coverage 40 years ago this week brought this Facebook wall comment from Tim Hays: When I got into the literary agent biz, in 1990, I met, and made friends with, a wonderfully charming former FBI agent by the name of Mark Felt. … Read More
Proving that there’s just one kind of folks—folks who screw you over at the first opportunity—author Harper Lee has been forced to step out of reclusion to sue her literary agent, Samuel Pinkus, after he allegedly swindled her out of the copyright to To Kill A Mockingbird. Show More Summary
To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee has sued agent Samuel Pinkus, alleging that he received undeserved royalties from her book. Bloomberg has the scoop: Lee, who has failing eyesight and hearing, was residing in an assisted-living...Show More Summary
She is seeking: "Danielle is currently looking for picture books, early readers and chapter books with characters that embody the true essence of what it means to be a child. She’s not afraid to represent all that this encompasses whether it be vibrant joyous stories to darker and harder to tackle subjects such as bullying, loss and death. Show More Summary
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Getting a literary agent is a massive step to seeing your writing dreams come to life. An agent can get you a book deal from a major publisher. An agent can help sell your book overseas and to Hollywood. An agent can help guide your career. Show More Summary
It's time to meet another debut author and see how they found their literary agent and got published. These interviews are a great opportunity to see what debut writers did right on their journey as well as what they wished they did different. Today, we meet novelist Anna Loan-Wilsey, author of the historical mystery A LACK OF TEMPERANCE. Read more
Harper Lee, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird, is suing a literary agent who she says tricked her into handing over the copyright on her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Lee says Samuel Pinkus took advantage of her failing hearing and eyesight to get the copyright for the novel. Lee was residing in an assisted-living facility after [...]Show More Summary
In a show of Atticus Finch-like determination, Harper Lee is suing her literary agent over the copyright to her Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The reclusive 87-year-old author alleges that Samuel Pinkus "took advantage of her declining hearing and eyesight seven years ago to get her to ... More »
Harper Lee, the 87-year-old author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," has filed suit against her literary agent over the rights to her classic novel. The suit alleges that the agent took advantage of Lee's age and infirmity when she assigned the copyright to him six years ago.
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is the only book she ever wrote, so don't be expecting "To Sue a Literary Agent." Harper Lee, 87, says Samuel Pinkus took advantage of her failing hearing and eyesight to transfer the rights and has failed toShow More Summary